Two former Laurenburg & Southern SW1's sit in ruins along the Pickens Railroad in the tiny, unincorporated town of Docheno, SC.
JRWX SW1 115 was built as Union Railroad 458 June 1949, JRWX 121 seen behind the 115 was built for the Milwaukee Road in March 1940 prior to WWll wartime restrictions putting a temporary halt SW1 ... (more)
"The Final Resting Place" Built in October 1974, U18B 9501 has been a parts donor during it's time on the Pickens Railroad since 2002. All that remains now is for scrap prices in the market to ris... (more)
CSX 9501 and JRWX 115 sit at their perminant resting spots in Docheno, South Carolina.
Former CSX MOW U18B sits at the Docheno scrap yard on a cool April night.
With light clouds rolling in, comfortable 70 degree temperatures, a full moon shinin', and a former CSX MoW Uboat, this turned out to be a pretty cool night! 9508 was put in Dosheno shortly after ... (more)
With light clouds rolling in, comfortable 70 degree temperatures, and a former CSX MoW Uboat, this turned out to be a pretty cool night! 9508 was put in Dosheno shortly after the delivery of a CLC... (more)
This U18B has sat in Docheno for at least two years. It still looks to be in good condition for not having been active in that time.
The yard at Docheno is mostly full of old relics used for parts.
PICK 9508 sits sidelined on this date awaiting repairs as sister unit CSXT 9501 is in disrepair and is used for a Pick-A-Part to keep its relatives up and running along this shortline.
After getting a wash, PICK 9507 rests next to the 'shop' in Docheno in the form of an old and original Pickens Railroad Boxcar. Usually the power is parked at the PCA Plant in Honea Path, but when... (more)
Picked-A-Part... Ex. CSXT MoW 9501 sits on nothing but its own steps as it made to ultimate sacrifice to become a part donor for its sister units earning keep on Pickens. This thing won't b... (more)
Let's Play 'I Spy'! First up, 3 Ex. CSX MoW U18Bs, (from Left to Right) PICK 9508, PICK 9501, & PICK 9507. PICK 9508 used to be the power for the Belton Job before it decided to clunk out a... (more)
I Spy... A look around the 'Bone Yard' and we see what's left of Ex. CSX MoW Pumpkin U18B 9501, which is now used for whats left of parts, also JRWX 115 Ex. Laurinburg & Southern SW1 hids b... (more)